Big News!! 200 hand-numbered copies of our new 7″ single “Black Timber Bitter Root” will be out in April on yellow vinyl from Frontman/Rookie Records!! It’s to help support our April/May EU Tour and will include a free download of our version of Missionary Man.
Engineered by Christopher Ray (Winter 2013/2014)
Recorded at Deep Cove Studios and the Hora Morior Compound
Mixed by David Carswell at JCDC Studios
Mastered by Justin Carl Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
Black Timber: many people will to run your life for you but you have to wake up and take charge of your life before you run out of time. Bitterroot: living in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley and not fitting in while so many people accept staying there and choosing to be numb. Missionary Man is an epic version of the grammy-winning Eurythmics song done in our Southern Gothic style.
March 7 – experience Big John Bates with Larry & His Flask at the Wild Buffalo in Bellingham – tickets HERE
Then catch Big John Bates in Europe in April/May (presented by Dynamite Magazine)
(more dates to follow)
11.04.2014 GER-Hannover, Cafe Glocksee
12.04.2014 GER-Berlin, Wild at Heart
14.04.2014 A-Wien, B72
16.04.2014 A-Linz, Stadtwerkstatt
17.04.2014 GER-Stuttgart, Goldmarks
19.04.2014 Italy-Vicence, tbc
20.04.2014 Italy-Turin, BlahBlah
23.04.2014 CH-Baden, Royal
24.04.2014 GER-Köln, Sonic Ballroom – Tickets
25.04.2014 GER-Frankfurt, 11er
26.04.2014 A-Innsbruck, PMK
30.04.2014 GER-Trier, ExHaus
02.05.2014 NL-Utrecht, DB’s – Tickets
Big John Bates is crossing Europe in April / MAy 2014 so listen to the tracks before the band rolls into town. Pay your own price for tracks from “The Headless Fowl LP” at Bandcamp (where we keep our coloured vinyl!) or if you prefer you can hit up iTunes. Gremlins at Amazon or Tower Records can also create you a CD for $9.98. Or stream the entire album on YouTube. Et Voila!
Blood, whiskey and knives, Big John Bates certainly knows how to put a guy in the mood for some trouble but there is more, so much more, going on in the crazy collective conscious that is Big John Bates … (more at theequalground.com)
Brandy, JT & John are calling the romantically cynical and we’re cooking up a sweet, dark Southern Gothic sauce. We’re gonna get festive Feb 14 at the Railway for and our Black Heart Valentine’s Party features Devil in the Woodshack, The Wandering Halls and The Black Eagles. Check out the bands on Facebook while we get ready to charm you with songs new and old.
Well Vancouver, we made it. We actually managed to do a whole year of staying close to home. I think we’ve played more shows here this year than in the last decade. But everything must end and 2014 means it’s time to leave our homes behind.
LUCKILY we have a wicked NYE show planned with lots of friends playing and Jagermeister drinking. Our backwoods-gothic-garage sound has been tweaked and honed with new songs written and recorded. PLUS we’re keeping the ticket price the same as a normal show, it’s our holiday gift to you because WE WANT YOU TO COME!